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2009 Yamaha TMAX Scooter Review Photo Gallery
The Yamaha TMAX defies classification into one neat box, but instead chooses to settle right in the middle between scooter and sportbike.
Is the 2009 Yamaha TMAX a scooter or a streetbike? Read Gabe's story about this super-scooter in the full review here
2009 Yamaha TMAX Scooter Review
The 499cc DOHC engine propels the TMAX forward with plenty of torque, but there is a small hesitation off idle.
The top speed on the Yamaha TMAX is somewhere around 100 mph.
Storage on the Yamaha TMAX is ample with plenty of room for a full-face helmet and other items.
The Yamaha TMAX has definitely made the top of the list for sportiness in a scooter.
The TMAX even has some bling-factor to it located in the footwells where Yamaha thoughtfully added aluminum to protect the body areas from scuff marks.
Control levers on the Yamaha TMAX are adjustable for longer or shorter fingers.
Serious brakes are used on the TMAX super-scooter. Yamaha bolted on dual four-piston monobloc calipers and 267mm discs.
The four-gallon fuel tank holds enough to get you approximately 150 miles betweens fill-ups.
The styling cues on the TMAX are similar to the street bikes Yamaha produces.
Out back the TMAX offers your passengers a cushy seat and footpegs so both riders enjoy the trip.
One limitation to the TMAX is its weight, but at a claimed 489 lbs wet, the Yamaha is lighter than other bikes in this class.
Urban scooter commuters are sure to enjoy the 40 hp the TMAX produces and as well as the large storage area for those unexpected shopping list stops.
There is storage galor on the TMAX with enough room a helmet or two.
The frame of TMAX is similar to a street bike chassis.
Leo Vince has designed an aftermarket exhaust can for the TMAX.
A third dummy piston works as a counterbalancer in the TMAX.
The Yamaha TMAX combines some the best of both the streetbike and scooter worlds and costs less than others in the super-scooter spectrum.
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